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Statues honoring victims of forced labor built in Seoul

  • August 13, 2017
  • , Asahi, Mainichi, Tokyo Shimbun
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Several Sunday dailies took up ceremonies held in Seoul and Incheon on Saturday to unveil memorials honoring Koreans who were subjected to forced labor by Japanese companies during WWII, projecting that the statues will become another thorn in Japan-ROK relations along with the comfort women memorials. The dailies claimed that similar statues may be built across South Korea, given that the Moon administration is taking a tougher approach toward Japan on history issues.

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